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'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

Sept. 29
By Beth Accomando

The Weekly World News was notorious for its outlandish covers that caught your eye at the grocery checkout. One of those headline stories featuring a half-bat, half-boy inspired the musical “Bat Boy,” which has a new production running at OB Playhouse.

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego are suing the federal government over cross-border sewage spills in the Tijuana River Valley.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

San Diego Activist Reflects On Alfred Olango Protests

San Diego Activist Reflects On Alfred Olango Protests

Sept. 26
By Ebone Monet

Wilnisha “Truth” Sutton said the days she spent in El Cajon, protesting the deadly police shooting of Alfred Olango, made her more aware and better prepared to advocate for communities of color.

Alfred Olango's Brother Advocates For Police Reform With San Diego ...

Alfred Olango's Brother Advocates For Police Reform With San Diego Foundation

Sept. 26
By Ebone Monet

One year after the El Cajon police shooting death of Alfred Olango, Apollo Olango helps keep his brother’s memory alive through a foundation that advocates for training and policy changes that can lead to safer encounters with officers.

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

Sept. 25
By Erik Anderson

California’s water users will find out soon if they will be paying for the $17 billion tunnel project called the California WaterFix.

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

A planned “tiny homes” community in San Diego's North County has turned out to be a costly failure, and California is not making it easy for those who aspire to live in tiny houses.

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence C...

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

Government records obtained by KPBS show that the number of illegal cross-border tunnels found spiked between 2006 and 2012, during record border fence construction.

Landmark Vietnam War Series May Trigger Unwanted Memories For Some ...

Landmark Vietnam War Series May Trigger Unwanted Memories For Some Vets

Sept. 15
By Steve Walsh

The documentary "The Vietnam War" begins an 18-hour run on PBS this weekend. Concerns over untreated PTSD will likely lead some veterans to turn away and cause others to turn toward treatment.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: An Ambitious Art Show

Sept. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a massive art installation and a party in Old Town.

Is California Doing Enough To Protect Patients From Bad Doctors?

Is California Doing Enough To Protect Patients From Bad Doctors?

Sept. 13
By Kenny Goldberg

Should patients be notified if their doctor is on probation for a serious offense? That is the idea behind a bill that appears to be headed for defeat in the California legislature.

City, Community Groups Spar Over Best Way To Find New Police Chief

City, Community Groups Spar Over Best Way To Find New Police Chief

Sept. 13
By Tarryn Mento

The city of San Diego has proposed one method, while a coalition of community groups suggests another.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All About Musicals ... And Blues

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All About Musicals ... And Blues

Sept. 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A collection of award-winning musicals opens in San Diego this week, plus a popular blues festival returns.

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And...

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And Climate Change

Sept. 8
By Susan Murphy

Climate researchers say the catastrophic storms are a preview of global warming, while emergency officials are warning the events should be a wake-up call for everyone to be prepared.

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson

The Tijuana River Estuary is showing surprising resilience in its ability to cope with large, raw sewage flows, but that is not happening without help.